As presidential candidates propose investment in child care and paid leave on a national scale, California’s success or failure could act as a bellwether.
Hundreds of vacant schools span the island; residents are trying to take those buildings and remake them into community spaces
Special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40% in two decades
In many parts of the country, the answer is, not till they start earning more
For-profit companies want to fix the country’s child care system by helping low-wage child care workers better run their small businesses
In states where schools have to raise most of the money for buildings on their own, sharp inequities exist between districts with a strong tax base and those without
In Silicon Valley, cash-strapped schools are selling bonds to buy student laptops
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Districts can fall prey to financial firms that put their own interests first